The Kindler home was the residence of Paul Kindler, a German immigrant who arrived in Fresno in 1907. He had previously lived in Toledo, Ohio, where he worked for the Speasler Construction Company. Kindler built the home himself in 1928. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Paul Kindler, an immigrant from
Germany, arrived in Fresno in 1907, a time of remarkable growth for the city.
Before coming to Fresno, he had lived and worked in Toledo, where he worked for
one of the city’s leading construction companies and learned the trade. His
arrival in Fresno came at a fortuitous time; the city was growing rapidly and
Kindler soon became one of the city’s leading masons.
Kindler built a number of the
city’s most historic buildings, including the Bank of Italy building, the Hotel
Californian, and the Pantages Theater. He often worked with architect Richard
Felchlin, who designed many of the buildings that Kindler built. Felchlin also
designed the Kindler home.
Kindler was known for his brick
and terra cotta work, and several of his buildings remain among the most
historic and visually striking in the city. The Kindler home is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.